Here’s a super-quick, clean and easy fix for those of us craving soup on days on raw, chilly days like today! Quick Cream of Broccoli Soup–Keto friendly recipe in about 25 minutes! (Makes about 4-5 ½-cup servings.)
To keep things brief I wrote ingredients in bold letters. Here’s how I made it:
Toss a 12 oz. bag of broccoli florets in microwave and cook according to directions (about 6 minutes).
In a small pot over medium heat, saute about half a small onion (chopped) and half a stalk of celery (thinly sliced) in a little oil until tender (10 minutes or less).
Add 2 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth*, about ¼-cup of half-n-half and broccoli. (I used about ¾ of the bag; had a cup left over.)
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes.
(Optional: stir in shredded cheddar cheese to taste. I was out so I broke up 2 colby-jack snack
Pure with immersion blender or in food processor. (If you don’t have either, try a hand mixer or even a potato ricer.) Season to taste with salt and/or pepper. A few shakes of salt-free seasoning works too.
This quick, easy, healthy and very tasty fix was EXACTLY what I was craving. The leftovers tasted that much better the next day (and the next), after the flavors came together in the fridge overnight!
*If you don’t have broth, you can substitute 2 cups of water and chicken (or vegetable) bouillon.
Go forth and enjoy!
©Joanne C Timpano, OTR/L, content and images, unless otherwise specified, 2019.